The impact of Hurricane Sandy is obvious. Homes have been damaged, roads washed away, and insurance companies are expecting up to $20 billion in losses according to Fox News. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is predicting that the superstorm will impact hard-hit communities in a way many do not anticipate: greater contact with pests such as rats, bed bugs, termites and flies over the coming months.
The flooding, delay in sanitation services, and structural damage can cause “pest encounters” according to NPMA technical director, Jim Fredericks, PhD. In addition, Fredericks says the need to stay in shelters, hotels or with family and friends could also expose victims of the storm to pests.
For the detailed story about the common pests expected in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, please visit Pest World.
At Pest Defense Solutions, we have followed the news of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction with sadness. Pest issues can impact the health and well-being of the residents in the affected areas, and we support NPMA’s efforts to mitigate this situation for the victims.
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